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to be in stock innovation. he is taught at boston university the university of texas at harvard and served as secretary of education under president reagan and was america's first drug czar under president george h.w. bush. it was the author of more than 24 books including to new york times number one bestsellers and the host of the old bennett's morning in america and has received more than 30 honorary degrees and as a final note a very long time ago bill and i were philosophy students together at williams college. bill will speak in a minute. he will be followed by david wilezol the co-author of "is college worth it?." david is the associate producer of the nationally syndicated bill bennett's morning in america and a contributor to the manhattan institute's higher education policy blog and at claremont institute fellow and studied greek and latin at the catholic university in washington. in his honor i tried to come up with an appropriate latin quote for addressing student debt and i suggest -- that is happy is he who has no debt. [laughter] >> that's good. [laughter] ski thank you. bil
in texas next independent line. >> caller: whenever there is money available parasites going to be fraud and it's important to note and be aware of. i'm a single mother and my oldest son is now in his second year at the university. the pell grants he is receiving and it was virtually impossible for him to receive the education that he is able to get and i think while you temper the aspect of fraud to avoid situation i think it's important to remain -- to the fact that there are those that would have not -- not have the opportunity for a quality education. >> guest: yes, sir would agree with you and it's really the interest of my office ultimately is to make sure that the money is going for the students who need it for an education and not to students or not students at all but really want that money for their own personal purposes and that no intention of trying to achieve an education. >> host: 202585388 for democrats and two with zero to eight -- for independents and you are receiving aids and we want to get your thoughts. what was the thing that clued you into this phenomenon in the f
do we -- i know texas opted out of it. how could we opt out of its? and they were there. >> let me give you of the background. first of all, it does not emanate from anything the senate has done. common gore is a program developed by the governors' association. so if you don't want them coming to be a part of a commodity have to do is change it. it's not anything that goes through me. in other words, it's a state up to then opt out deal. that is a state-run a shoot they you all need to deal with. i don't think the goals behind a common core are necessarily bad. i think probably the implementation is very dangerous, but the point is improving the educational standards of our children, you know, the best way to do that is put parents, teachers, administrators back in charge. [applause] >> senator, thank you very much for your representation. i am -- proud of what you have a vested. i am really concerned in maybe a generation are less we are going to lose our second amendment rights. the americans and oklahomans. and no pun intended, under the gun. what can we do? senator feinstein, s
, texas? aldean is houston's poor cousin. scrubby country, about as poor as union city, latino, african-american, spattering of white folks, and with half as much money union city spends on its kids, they are doing well, narrowing the achievement gap, and what are they doing? very much the same kinds of things union city is, and what is that? start with preschool, work up the curriculum. if there's a lot of kids from other countries, you better have a good bilingual program, a rich bilingual program that pays attention to language fluency and how they do in academic subjects. today it's bilingual, tomorrow english only, that happens in so many districts, especially in california. there's esl classes, day one. here kids transition slowly. this school district knows what educators know. that is it's really important to get a grounding in your home language before learning the second language. really important to hold on to that home language because being bilingual in the society is a huge advantage. a lot of the kids in union city come from homes where there are not a lot of books around
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